Category Archives: New Life Experiences

Bee Course 2013: Field trips to Wilcox and hiking the Chiricahua mountains

So, I’ve been on a couple of field trips since my last post…sorry padres for not updating sooner. On Saturday, we had an optional field trip, so some people decided to hike Silver peak (turned out to be a survival … Continue reading

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Bee Course 2013 – Field trip to Animas

Today we went on a field trip to Animas, New Mexico. The day started off a little cloudy, but it cleared off in time to allow us to go to our first site and spend about 45 minutes collecting. Nothing … Continue reading

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Bee Course 2013- Douglas field work

Today we had three options of field sites to visit, Wilcox, Douglas and Animas. I chose Douglas because the instructor taking us there, raved about how fantastic this site was for collecting bees. It was pretty fun, but I think … Continue reading

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Bee course 2013 – And so it begins…

After almost 5 hours on a plane, 3 hours in a van, altitude change and time change, you start to feel a little … off. I’m currently in Portal, Arizona, and just finished my first day of classes in the … Continue reading

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The adventures of Puerto Rican bee hunters

Wowza! What a day! Everything bad that could happen, happened. My friend and colleague, Loreli and I were out surveying one farm with one crop (pumpkin) and two river sites today and I now have a story to tell! All … Continue reading

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Flying high

This trip to St-Croix was pretty incredible. Concerning my research project, we found a good number of new bees (some new records, and some maybe entirely new species), and this was just by surveying the center and SE of the … Continue reading

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Exploring St-Croix

Since I was only in St-Croix for 2 days, I didn’t get to see much…but I did have time to walk around the small, but beautiful campus.  This is a picture of the Research and Extension Center’s building. Inside, there … Continue reading

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Island hopping in the Caribbean

After surveying the bees in Puerto Rico, I flew to St-Croix to find agricultural fields to survey. Although the trip was just a couple of days long, it was quite an experience! First, flying from SJU to STX was probably … Continue reading

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My first bee survey in Puerto Rico

Imagine working every day to this! Well that’s what I’m lucky enough to do every time I go to Puerto Rico. In October 2012, I was hired to work on the best project in the world: studying native and naturalized … Continue reading

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